Dear Prospective Member,
I am delighted that you are considering applying for membership in the Western Neurosurgical Society. As Membership Committee Chairman, I believe that our Society needs new members to stay vital and relevant. We have a membership of approximately 200 board certified neurosurgeons from the region west of the Rockies (Alaska, Alberta, Arizona, British Columbia, California, Colorado, Hawaii, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming). Membership in the Society will allow you to meet with your peers and make lasting friendships.
The WNS annual meeting is held from late August to early October in the western United States and every three years or so we return to Hawaii. Since this is a relatively small society, the meetings are laid back with our scientific program occurring over three mornings with golf, tennis, biking, or relaxing in the afternoon, and social events each evening.
Neurosurgeons that practice in the above mentioned geographical areas and are board certified or board eligible may apply for membership. The application process begins with a WNS member proposing you for membership. In consultation with your proposer, choose 2 additional WNS member sponsors whose names need to appear on your application. We prefer at least one supporting member be from your locale. An additional requirement is presentation of a paper at the annual meeting. All current members are listed on the website, www.westnsurg.org. Typing your name on the signature line constitutes a valid signature.
The membership categories for which you can apply are Active, Corresponding and Associate. Active members are physicians (neurosurgeons, neurologists, neuroradiologists) in practice in the states and provinces noted above. Corresponding members are those that reside outside of those locales and who wish to be included in our activities. Associate members are non-physician professionals holding a PhD in the neuroscience fields of anatomy, physiology, psychology and others.
You will note that the membership application form (link on this page) is a fillable form. Once completed, it needs to be saved on your computer. That form plus your CV and picture should be sent as attachments to an email to Dr. Lee.
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 408-885-5686.
Marco Lee, MD, PhD
Department of Neurosurgery
300 Pasteur Drive, R291
Stanford, CA 94305-5327
Fax: (408) 885-9195